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Gramercy Stamp Company – Coin Board Manufacturer

The Gramercy Stamp Company was located at 323 W. 16th Street in Manhattan, New York City, and traded primarily in stamps. In July 1940,...
Colonial Coin & Stamp Company Shield nickel, Barber quarter, and Commemorative Half dollar boards. Images: Doug Plasencia for David Lange / CoinWeek.

Colonial Coin & Stamp Company – Coin Board Manufacturer

Colonial Coin & Stamp Company of New York City was founded by German immigrant Leiser Wolf Schnelling in or around 1931. Schnelling’s firm produced...
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What Makes a Great Coin Rarity?

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   I wish to focus upon the topic of viewing Great Rarities. This important topic relates to several key concepts: ...
Love Tokens from the 19th century.

Love Tokens Were Once Popular Valentine’s Day Gifts

By CoinWeek .....   Love tokens are a class of numismatic collectible, where one or sometimes both sides of a coin have been smoothed down and...
Mint State Liberty Head Nickels. Image: CoinWeek.

An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, Part 2: Uncirculated Coins

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part 1: Circulated Liberty Nickels * * * This week's topic is the collecting of uncirculated Liberty Nickels. I...
Circulated Liberty Head Nickels. Image: CoinWeek.

An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, Part 1: Circulated Coins

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   For more than a half-century, Liberty Nickels have been extremely popular with collectors because they are inexpensive and readily...

Ten Affordable Coins and Banknotes From Around the World

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek.com .....   Is it possible to overthink the coin-collecting game? Does it require constant study of population reports and other data...
An image of an array of popular gold bullion coins. Image: Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

Why Bullion Investors Often Transition Into Being Coin Collectors

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   How does a person move from being a bullion investor to a collector? It's not an either/or choice, as...
An image of a jar of cash and a gold coin. Tips for saving nice coins.

Budget Coin Collecting: How to Raise Money to Buy Better Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   It happens to every collector, and often on a repeated basis. An exciting coin comes along - imagine a $5...
Justin Hinh's Road Trip. Image: CoinWeek

Coin Road Trip: Four States, 23 Coin Shops, a Disastrous Hotel Stay, and 10...

By Justin Hinh - CoinWeek .....   In late December 2023, I found myself presented with a rare opportunity. I was in California to pick up a...
Attractive and Affordable world coins.

Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins to Get Your Collection Started

Collectors on a budget will find world coins an interesting area to pursue Al Doyle lists 10 world coin areas that should excite...
Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike Morgan Dollars are highly sought after by collectors.

Morgan Dollars for Beginners: Proof vs. Prooflike

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   There are many aspects of coin collecting that can seem daunting to the uninitiated, but as...
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The Big Impact of Small Coin Collectors

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   The Philadelphia Mint began selling sets of special coins to collectors in 1858. The new policy was...
A variety of environmental factors contribute to the toning of coins. Image: Adobe Stock / Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

The Importance of Natural Toning on Early U.S. Coins

By Greg Shishmanian .....   Retired chemist and prolific numismatic author Weimar White is a purist representing one end of the spectrum regarding toning. His numismatic...
The Coinsnap App using AI to identify and grade coins. Is it effective?

Can This AI Collecting App Correctly Identify and Grade Coins?

By Austin Purvis for CoinWeek .....   Collectors and dealers have traditionally needed experience, knowledge, and a keen eye to accurately identify and grade coins. While...

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